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able to make it today and that this item will be continued possibly to the next meeting. i think for the record, we should call public comment on it before moving on, but, again, it will be continued until the next meeting. president adams: a, do we have public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed on item number rate. and let's continue that to the next meeting, chris. clerk: ok, item number 9, an updated report. an update on the legislative matters, and making announcements regarding activities. >> commissioners, i wanted to first provide you with a budget update. so the budget committee ratified the budget, and it is now before
the board of supervisors, and i think it will be on the board of supervisors meeting tomorrow, but just to confirm, the two budget requests, increase requests that we specifically asked for are in there, which is increasing our ability to televise the twice monthly commission meetings, and then increase for 15,000 to conduct more comprehensive surveys. the mayor's budget did get approval for two positions for the job squad, and the funding needed for the program. it does look like the jobs kwan will now go to the neighborhood program and help facilitate the outreach and the work that needs to happen in the neighborhood. and then an additional $3 million over the next two years was allocated for the small-
business loan program, not specifically the revolving loan program but the small-business loan program, and i think some of the discussions have been had. when the commission heard the request for the revolving loan fund, there was the need to press to a loan fund for our growing businesses and not just our startup businesses. now there is another $1 million allocated for 2012 and 2013 and $2 million allocated for 2013, again, we are going with two budget cycles. that was there. and then in the adding that process, the $4 million that is being projected to reduce the business tax by the small
business payroll exemption, there was an allocation through the adding that process to cover the loss of revenue from that payroll expense. and then i just made a particular note that control didn't it an additional control person allocated to deal with the new dog walking regulation and permitting requirements. so we are getting close to finalizing a joint position with the america's cup event authority and the chamber to work on the business engagements. i am hoping that by our next meeting, we will have something very concrete to be able to communicate to you in regards to that. and as i mentioned, the two groups received proposals will
be heard at the board of supervisors. a first hearing at the budget and finance -- excuse me. on the 12th. we are having a budget and finance on a thursday? clerk: a special meeting. >> a special meeting. and then the business tax regulations as the payroll extents, as i mentioned it. we did get an add-back to cover the lack of revenue coming in from the payroll tax exclusion, so it will now be up for a final vote at the board of supervisors at tomorrow's meeting. supervisor chu's neighborhood, the neighborhood, the districts,
this was scheduled for land use, and then right now, just a quick follow-up with the merkel -- the food that supervisor 'wiener introduce, we are working on some ideas on the formula retail trucks and the notification. the notification to the ground floor businesses. if you are mobile food, and if you want to have a permit, you have to notify every single business. that was an unintended consequence that was not intended. we are working on legislatively adding this to this deprivation -- to the legislation that supervisor wiener introduced, so i introduced that.
this will be before the commission. this was scheduled for planning on the 19th, and then the administrative code, establishing a wage, there are 3 business seeds. available on the task force. they have officially not filled the seeds. could you please provide an update with the clerk? >> they will be try to do this before the legislative hearing, but they have not figured out whether they could meet that time frame. they will be accepting applications. >> do you know of any businesses that would be participating? it would be good to know. it would be good to have some businesses.
they are primarily involved in businesses where this is more towards minimum-wage. it would be good to be on the task force. you receive the presentation from guillermo, and i just wanted to provide you with a list of the next outreach. the next outreach meeting is that they are doing, the second -- the 17th and 24, in case you want to attend. they are there for you. the ada hearing has now been changed until july 23. be prepared that this might
change, because it starts -- it is being heard at the land use committee meeting which is monday, and that starts at 1:00, and our commission meeting starts at 2:00. the bill, as i mentioned, bill this was amended, and there was the notification prior to filing a claim. that is the only change to it. and then this city did its first economic strategy report and produce it in 2007. every five years, the city needs to update it, so our chief economist has been working on that. he and his team. so a draft presentation is going to be held, and for small
businesses, on july 19, so we are inviting business organizations that look at the macro, who are involved in businesses at the macro level at the city. i will forward you the invitation, but we welcome you to attend this, and we will also be scheduling a presentation, but if you do want to attend the meeting, we greatly encourage you to do so, and here the presentation, and just let chris know if you plan to attend, so if there are any issues, if we have to agendize it as an informal gathering, then we can do so. i mention the online business.
at the july 23 meeting, i would like to have jane did you an on- line presentation about what this will look like. we are still in the quality assurance testing, so we do not know if we will have this completed. there may be some glitches. it will at least give you an idea about what is being developed, and and case management wise, we were up 1% from 2011, 2012, and we were up 1% over the last year, going with the fiscal year. so that concludes our report. president adams: so you're going to be making an offer this week on this new position? >> yes.
next item. clerk: the reports. president adams: i have nothing else to report. clerk: the vice president's report. commission reports. president adams: commissioner dooley: -- dooley? commissioner dooley: i was talking one-on-one with him about some of the problems we're still having around ada, the problems, and he was very sympathetic and interested and suggested that we contact senator dianne feinstein's office at the federal level on that, and i attended this last saturday a fantastic opening of a new farmers market, which was
really great to say. it was kind of a funky old alley, turned into a vibrant and exciting place, so i wish him a lot of luck, and i was happy to be there. that is it for me. clerk: any other commissioners? seeing none, next item. public comment. president adams: item 14, public comment. do we have any public comment on any of the items that were not agendize to today? seeing none, next item. public comment is closed. clerk: new business. president adams: any new business? seeing none, next item. clerk: adjournment.
the meeting is adjourned at 6:53 p.m. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> i love teaching. it is such an exhilarating experience when people began to feel their own creativity. >> this really is a place where all people can come and take a class and fill part of the community. this is very enriching as an
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affair with food. there are at least 18 farmers markets in san francisco alone, providing fresh and affordable to year-round. this is a great resource that does not break the bank. to show just how easy it can be to do just that, we have come up with something called the farmers' market challenge. we find someone who loves to cook, give them $20, and challenge them to create a delicious meal from ingredients found right here in the farmer's market. who did we find for today's challenge?
>> today with regard to made a pot greater thanchapino. >> you only have $20 to spend. >> i know peter it is going to be tough, but i think i can do it. it is a san francisco classic. we are celebrating bay area food. we have nice beautiful plum tomatoes here. we have some beautiful fresh fish here. it will come together beautifully. >> many to cut out all this talk, and let's go shop. yeah. ♪ >> what makes your dish unique? >> i like it spicy and smoky. i will take fresh italian tomatoes and the fresh seafood, and will bring them to other with some nice spoked paprika and some nice smoked jalapeno peppers. i am going to stew them up and
get a nice savory, smoky, fishy, tomatoy, spicy broth. >> bring it on. how are you feeling? >> i feel good. i spent the $20 and have a few pennies less. i am going to go home and cook. i will text message u.n. is done. >> excellent and really looking forward to it. >> today we're going to make the san francisco classic dish invented by italian and portuguese fishermen. it'll be like a nice spaghetti sauce. then we will put in the fish soup. the last thing is the dungeon as crab, let it all blend together. it will be delicious. when i could, i will try to make healthy meals with fresh ingredients, whatever is in season and local. those juicy, fresh tomatoes will take about an hour to cook down into a nice sauce. this is a good time to make our
fish stock. we will take a step that seems like trash and boil it up in water and make a delicious and they speed up my parents were great clerics, and we had wonderful food. family dinners are very important. any chance you can sit down together and have a meal together, it is great communal atmosphere. one of the things i like the most is the opportunity to be creative. hello. anybody with sets their mind to it can cut. always nice to start chopping some vegetables and x and the delicious. all this double in view is this broth with great flavor. but your heart into it. make something that you, family, and friends will really enjoy. >> i am here with a manager at the heart of the city farmer's market in san francisco. thank you for joining us. tell us a little bit about the organization. >> we're 30 years old now. we started with 14 farmers, and
it has grown out to over 80. >> what is the mission of the organization? >> this area has no grocery store spiller it is all mom-and- pop stores. we have this because it is needed. we knew it was needed. and the plaza needed somebody. it was empty. beautiful with city hall in the background. >> thank you for speaking with us. are you on the web? >> yes, hocfarmersmarket.org. >> check them out. thank you. >> welcome. the dish is ready. >> it looks and smells amazing. >> thank you. it was not easy to meet the $20 budget. i checked everybody out and found some great produce. really lovely seafood. i think that you are going to love it. >> do not be shy. cyou know this can run you
$35 to $45 for a bowl, so it is great you did this for $20. >> this will feed four to six people. >> not if you invite me over for dinner. i am ready to dig in. >> i hope you'll love it. >> mmm. >> what do you think? >> i think i am going to need more. perhaps you can have all you want. >> i am produce the that you have crushed this farmer's market challenge by a landslide. the first, we're going to have to tally of your shopping list and see what you actually spend that the farmer's market. >> and go for it. >> incredible. you have shown us how to make super healthy, refresh chapino from the farmers market on the